2007 Dodge Magnum


2007 Dodge Magnum Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2007 Dodge Magnum was new.


Interior: 8.1

Reviewers mostly find the 2007 Dodge Magnum's interior roomy and pleasant looking, with a clean, elegant design. "The Magnum's interior is comfortable, spacious and happily uncomplicated," says the Sacramento Bee.

If reviewers have a complaint about the roominess of the Magnum's interior, it's that the sloping roofline cuts into the rear cargo space, making it difficult to carry tall objects without laying them on one side. Otherwise, most reviewers seem more than satisfied with the Magnum's accommodations for five passengers, although some note that the passenger in the rear center seat should be child-sized. The materials are generally felt to be acceptable, though Cars.com observes that in the three years since the Magnum's debut, other car manufacturers are starting to raise the ante on interior styling for station wagons: "Faced with classier cabins from GM, Toyota and even Hyundai, the Magnum's interior is drifting downstream. The center controls feel plasticky, and the window switches have discernable gaps where they meet the armrests."

Plastic materials aside, reviewers generally like the look and the usefulness of the Magnum's dashboard controls and instruments: "Easy-to-read controls and silver-accented gauges give the interior a nice combination of sporty style and functionality," says the reviewer for Kelley Blue Book. The Sacramento Bee likes that "there was no confusing mass of buttons and controls on the dash. Everything was within reach and easy to use." The Chicago Sun-Times, however, complains that "the 180-mph speedometer and other gauges are too deeply set to be easily read during certain daytime lighting conditions." And MSN feels that "[t]he white-face gauges with red needles are more stylish than practical for a quick read."


The 2007 Dodge Magnum seats five in two rows and reviewers feel that most passengers will ride in comfort. The front bucket seats are generally thought to be, in the words of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "supportive and comfortable." The reviewer for Cars.com found "plenty of range in the steering wheel and driver's seat, with abundant headroom and legroom to spare," while Newsday comments on the "well-designed front bucket seats with just the right amount of side bolstering."

The second-row bench seats also come off well with reviewers, with some disagreement over whether the center position can accommodate an adult passenger. The Detroit News sees the backseat as "easily fitting three adults," but Newsday comments that "because of the drive tunnel running down the center, the center rear seating is no place for an adult except on a short trip." The Kansas City Star notes that "[h]eadroom, despite the sloping roof, doesn't seem to be an issue [in the back seat]."

Interior Features

The 2007 Dodge Magnum comes with a good array of standard features, including power windows and mirrors, speed control, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power steering, air conditioning, front and rear reading lights and an AM-FM in-dash single CD player with four speakers.


A DVD-based GPS navigation system is available as an option on the R/T and SRT8 models. Automobile Magazine calls it a "particularly worthwhile option." Consumer Guide comments that it's "simpler than most to operate."


With all seats up, the Magnum has 27.2 cubic feet of cargo space, which grows to 71.6 when the second row seats are folded flat. U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman finds the cargo area "spacious, with plenty of room for strollers, bags, and even small bikes." But several reviewers complain about the impact that the Magnum's sloping roofline has on cargo room. "The interior space that suffers [from the roofline] is the rear cargo area, which feels pinched," says the Boston Globe. "Contrary to what its advertisements suggest," says Cars.com, "it doesn't hold a great deal more cargo than most midsize wagons, and its low roofline limits how high you can stack your stuff." On the other hand, reviewers single out the rear liftgate for praise: "The Magnum has an innovative L-shaped liftgate that cuts into the roofline and opens vertically instead of swinging rearward," says the Detroit News. "You don't have to step back when you open the liftgate, and the unusual opening makes it easier to load bigger items." And several reviewers note that the Magnum has a special cargo area underneath the floor of the main cargo area. "There's [a] useful under-floor Cargo Management System with a pop-up bin area divided by cargo nets to prevent items like groceries from sliding around," notes Automobile Magazine.

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